Shamu hijacks state media for campaigns

Information minister Webster Shamu plans to take full control of state-run media as part of Zanu PF’s mobilisation drive to ensure its campaign message reaches the widest audiences ahead of general elections next year.

Report by Staff Writer

This was revealed by Shamu, who is also Zanu PF national political commissar, at the party’s mobilisation committee meeting in Harare on Wednesday.

Shamu told his colleagues that the party’s commissariat department would take firm control of the state media and was going to strategise on how to further use them for campaigns in the run-up to the elections.

“The relationship between the commissariat and Zimpapers, New Ziana and ZBC has been going on very well,” said Shamu. “We are working very closely with the women’s league, war collaborators and war veterans.”